Interventional Pain Management
What Is interventional Pain Management?
Interventional pain management, now offered at Care Medical, is a medical subspecialty dedicated to alleviating chronic and acute pain. Utilizing minimally invasive procedures, this discipline targets various sources of discomfort to provide relief. At Care Medical, our interventional pain management physicians and board-certified physiatrists specialize in addressing back, neck, and joint pain.
Who Should Consider Pain Management, And When?
While most individuals with back or neck pain may find relief through time or conservative treatments, those who have explored medically managed conservative treatments, such as physical therapy, may benefit from interventional pain management to delay or avoid surgery. At Care Medical, our physiatry teams, collaborating closely with neurosurgeons, devise tailored treatment plans for optimal patient care.
Could I Be A Good Candidate For Pain Management?
Absolutely. Care Medical provides dedicated physiatry teams for pain management, offering referrals from primary care physicians, physical therapists, or chiropractors. Direct appointments are also available, contingent on insurance. Unsure about your next steps? Call our main number and consult with one of our spine clinic nurse practitioners for guidance.
Why Pain Management Instead Of Surgery?
Interventional pain management effectively relieves back, neck, and joint pain, often resulting in permanent or long-lasting alleviation. Compared to surgery, these techniques are less invasive, with shorter recovery times and fewer risks of side effects like bleeding and infection. Additionally, pain management procedures facilitate exercise and lifestyle changes conducive to improving underlying conditions.
When Is Pain Management Not The Right Decision?
While interventional pain management is beneficial for many, specific indicators may prompt referral for surgical evaluation. Signs of neurologic deficits, such as persistent extremity weakness or changes in bladder or bowel function, necessitate immediate evaluation by a neurosurgeon to prevent further loss of function.
Am I Covered By Medicare And Private Insurance?
Yes, most insurance plans, including Medicare, cover interventional pain management procedures. Care Medical’s office staff handles prior authorizations and provides cost estimates upon request. Visit our website for a list of accepted insurance plans.
What Makes Care Medical’s Approach Unique?
At Care Medical, we prioritize identifying the root cause of pain and tailoring interventions to enhance quality of life. Our physiatrists are trained in Electromyography (EMG), aiding in pinpointing nerve damage. We offer a diverse range of minimally invasive procedures, provide sedation for comfort during injections, and emphasize natural inflammation-reducing strategies. Collaborating seamlessly with our team of doctors, our comprehensive approach ensures continuity of care.
Chronic pain can be debilitating to your life. Our team in Interventional Pain Management is here to support you and to work with you through your pain with personalized and effective treatments. CMC’s Interventional Pain Management team treats a wide variety of pain, including:
Common Conditions Treated
Lower Back Pain
Chronic Post-Surgical Pain
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Our procedures are provided under fluoroscopic or ultrasound guidance. Please find below the interventional pain management services, include, but are not limited to, available at Care Medical.
- Spinal injection/Nerve Block
- Radiofrequency Ablation
- Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
- Spinal Cord Stimulation
- Multifidus Dysfunction & Rehabilitative Neurostimulation
- Basivertebral Nerve Ablation
- Epidural injections
- Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy